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Crisci Associates, Sept. 1, 2014
* New Poll Shows Corbett Still Has Steep, Uphill Climb To Beat Wolf

The August 2014 Franklin & Marshall College Poll of Pennsylvania registered voters released Thursday shows Gov. Corbett continues to have a steep, uphill climb to gather enough support to win the Governor’s race in November.

* Corbett Announces Federal Approval Of New Healthy Pennsylvania Program

Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday announced the state has secured agreement with the federal government to implement the portion of his Healthy Pennsylvania Plan that will improve and bring financial stability to the state’s Medicaid program so that the state can increase access to quality, affordable health care through the private insurance market.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state on political topics of interest--

* Session Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills Introduced

The following bills of interest were introduced this week-

* PLS Continues Interviews With Outgoing Lawmakers-- Sen. Ted Erickson

PA Legislatives Services this week continued its series of interviews with outgoing lawmakers with retiring Sen. Ted Erickson (R-Delaware).

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* PUC Holds En Banc Hearing On Ride-Sharing Transportation Issues

The Public Utility Commission Thursday held a hearing to examine issues in the state’s transportation industry.

* Sen. Fontana Supports Ride-Share Companies At PUC Hearing

Urging the Public Utility Commission to grant ride-share companies Uber and Lyft permanent operating licenses, Sen. Wayne D. Fontana (D-Allegheny) Thursday testified that the businesses provide citizens more transportation options, access and flexibility.

* PA Bulletin: Changes To Rail Freight Grant Regulations, Accessible Taxicabs

The Department of Transportation published notice in the August 30 PA Bulletin of proposed changes to Rail Freight Grant regulations.  Comments are due September 30.

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